This year’s The Giving Circle team visiting Uganda looks to be one of the best ever. It will certainly be the largest.
So many things to do, so many items to order, so much to get organized as we get ready for The Giving Circle’s upcoming team trip!
One example of an event to which we want pay particular attention is our Kagoma Gate chess team’s finishing 3rd in the Ugandan Nationals. In addition to the tee-shirts Chris Dunn of Royal Flush Ink printed for members of both teams, we also plan to honor this Kagoma team and teachers with a nice banner.
We also plan to present many other commemorative gifts to honor the hard work of our TGCA leadership team, the staffs at both schools, the clinic, our five full time leadership staff developing the Koi Koi Teachers University organization, our farm staff, and more. But you’ll understand that these items will be kept secret for now.
Trophies for the Spelling Bee, Math Contest, Chess Tourney, and Scrabble Tourney at each school were ordered and delivered. We also plan to bring new ribbons for the sports day events and more.
Traveling with us will also be a new banner printed to hang in the green house. Here we are running two amazing styles of aquaponic farming.
One of the project is the brainchild of our Danish/Viking TGC member, Lars P. Anholm. The system will add fish and vegetables to our students’ diets, while reducing overhead. The project will also generate an income stream, while producing super charged “waste” that will feed our gardens and banana plantation outside the greenhouse. With the acquisition of a small amount of money to purchase the last of the equipment, we can soon anticipate enjoying the first fish fry. Great job, Lars P. Anholm
The other is the design of TGC team member Dr Scott Hudson from Washington State University. This system is smaller and more basic. The structure consists of a hole dug into the ground. The resulting design can be replicated by villagers at their homes. The cost is striking low, particularly in relationship to the family’s financial gain.
Both of these systems are life science classrooms, for children hoping to pursue scientific studies as well as for children who simply want to learn to be the very best farmers possible.